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Webgirl
11-04-2006, 12:07 PM
Can somebody please explain me the function of favicon.ico - what it does and why do we need need. If these theme has been handled before all my apologies didnt see it anywhere. :confused:

Bill Posters
11-04-2006, 12:18 PM
Use the forum's search facility or a search engine such as Google to find previous info on the word favicon.

http://www.google.com/search?q=site%3Awww.codingforums.com+favicon
http://www.google.com/search?q=favicon

HTH :)

bin
11-04-2006, 01:43 PM
Hi

The favicon.ico is a .ico (icon) image that is displayed in the URL box to the left of the url this image is stored on the websites server and is called favicon so the browser will reconise it as the url image.
To make a favicon your self :
1) make the picture (small i think 5 x 5) as .gif ect
2) download a .ico image converter from internet (search google)
3) convert the picture into a .ico image with the software saving it as favicon
4) Upload the favicon.ico to your webpage's sever
5) Load your website and see if its there

hope this helps webgirl

The Bin

mark87
11-04-2006, 01:54 PM
The favicon.icn is a .icn (icon) image...

favicon.ico

Webgirl
11-04-2006, 04:28 PM
Hi

The favicon.ico is a .ico (icon) image that is displayed in the URL box to the left of the url this image is stored on the websites server and is called favicon so the browser will reconise it as the url image.
To make a favicon your self :
1) make the picture (small i think 5 x 5) as .gif ect
2) download a .ico image converter from internet (search google)
3) convert the picture into a .ico image with the software saving it as favicon
4) Upload the favicon.ico to your webpage's sever
5) Load your website and see if its there

hope this helps webgirl

The Bin
It really helped thanks a ton - now I even know how to create one.

Thanks everybody else Im enlightened.

_Aerospace_Eng_
11-04-2006, 04:31 PM
5x5 is too small. 16x16 is a bit better and so forth doubling the dimensions. This site allows you to upload an existing image you have and then it creates a favicon for you.

http://www.chami.com/html-kit/services/favicon/

You may want to read about them on this page too: http://www.favicon.com

Photoshop can make .ico files, you just need the right plugin. Some sites offer this plugin for free, just do a search. Uploading the icon will work in most browsers but IE6 needs

<link rel="shortcut icon" href="favicon.ico">
and it will only be used for favorites and only when the favorite is access the favicon will appear in the address bar. Its not something you really need, it justs gives you site a little extra flare.

vlasta
11-04-2006, 11:04 PM
You can find a simple online favicon editor here: http://www.rw-designer.com/online_icon_maker.php



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